GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT 2019

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"During my four years at ACCHS, I learned many skills that I'll use in college and in life. ACCHS taught me how to compete but to also have fun with friends, family and my fellow classmates. It also allowed me to express my faith through the Central City Project, March for life and school Masses. Being a Viking taught me how to be proud of my accomplishments and achievements."

 

STUDENT RPOFILE 

Viking Mentor, Mock trial, Football, Basketball, Track & Field, and CCP.

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Shippensburg University for Civil Engineering.

St. Elizabeth Regional School  |  ACCHS  |  Shippensburg University

ERIC NJENGA

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"ACCHS is something I will always be thankful for. The love I received, knowledge I gained, and relationships I’ve made will last a lifetime."

 

STUDENT RPOFILE 

Pep Club, Red Cross Club, CCP, and Dance Team.

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Louisville to study Communications and pursue a career in Law. I will also further my dance career as a Louisville Ladybird!

Saucon Valley  |  ACCHS  |  University of Louisville

ABIGAIL MISIAK

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"Allentown Central Catholic provided me with multiple opportunities to be the best version of myself academically and spiritually."

 

STUDENT RPOFILE 

Marching, Jazz and Concert Bands; Viking Mentor, Student Council, CCP and Kairos leader.

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Franciscan University to major in Nursing with a minor in Spanish.

St. Ann School Emmaus  |  ACCHS  |  Franciscan University

MARIA ROMERO

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"Allentown Central Catholic has been an amazing experience for the last four years. There is such an overwhelming sense of family and incomparable school-spirit. The teachers, administration, and staff are all enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working. They love what they do and make it fun to come to school. The opportunities that ACCHS provided have allowed me to excel academically, athletically, and extracurricularly. All of this combined with a faith-based education has given me an opportunity to not just learn about the faith, but to live it. I would not trade this education for the world."

 

STUDENT RPOFILE 

2019 Salutatorian, Viking Mentor, Kairos XIX Rector, National Honor Society, Student Council, Model United Nations, Poli-Sci Club, Technology Assistant, CYO Basketball, Central City Project, Day-Maurin Service Society, 2019 Bishop’s Catholic Scholar Award Recipient, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award.

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Penn State - University Park to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  Penn State - University Park

THOMAS PERUN

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"Being a Viking taught me how I can live out my faith daily, ways to work efficiently with others, and the value of friends and family."

 

STUDENT RPOFILE 

Swim Team Captain, National Honors Society, and Central City Project.

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Scranton to study Nursing.

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  University of Scranton

ERIN CHLEBOVE

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"No other family is closer knit than the Viking Nation."

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Pennsylvania College of Technology to study Residential and Commercial Construction.

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  Pennsylvania College of Technology

JACK STAHLEY

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"Allentown Central Catholic has made me who I am and will always hold a special place in my heart."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Choir, Writing Club and Drama Club.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Shippensburg University to major in Psychology and potentially pursue social work as a career.

St. Ann School Emmaus  |  ACCHS  |  Shippensburg University

ALEXANDREA VELEZ

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"My experiences at ACCHS molded me into the person I am today. As a part of the Viking Nation, I was able to exercise my academic, artistic, and spiritual talents in a unique and enriching manner. The lessons I learned and the relationships I established are sure to stay with me well into my future, and I am very grateful for my time at Allentown Central Catholic."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Band (Vice President), NHS (Treasurer), Key Club (Treasurer), Student Council (Representative),
Cross Country (EPC Scholar Athlete Nominee), Track and Field (EPC Scholar Athlete Nominee),
National Merit Commended Student, PJAS, Science Olympiad, PML (4th Place), CML, Spring Musical
(Freddy Nominee for Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor), Viking Mentor, CCP.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Penn State University to study Nursing. 

St. Ann School Emmaus  |  ACCHS  |  Penn State University

MICHAEL FLECK

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"The people I met at Allentown Central Catholic helped shape me into the person I am today. 

The kindness I encountered fosters growth and excellence. My friendships and faith will help carry me through the next chapter of life."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

NHS, Liturgical Ensemble, Drama Club, Musical Theatre, 2016 Freddy Award Nominee, 2019 Freddy Awards Performer, and Kairos 19.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Mount St Mary’s for Elementary Education. 

St. Joseph the Worker School  |  ACCHS  |  Mount St. Mary's University

SARAH JOHNSON

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"There are four words that sum up the faculty and students at ACCHS: compassionate, service-oriented, intelligent, and faith-filled. As a third-generation ACCHS graduate, I am honored to have attended an institution where I could explore several clubs and sports, engage in a challenging curriculum, and nourish my faith—all with the support of fellow teachers and classmates. I am grateful that ACCHS has molded my foundation to prepare me for the collegiate level."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Debate Team Captain (EPC Champions 2018), Varsity Volleyball (State Champions 2016 and State Runner-Up 2017), Varsity Track & Field, Vice President of Student Council, PJAS Participant-6 years, Science Olympiad (3rd Place State Competition), PML Club, Model UN, Viking Mentors, and Day Maurin Service Society.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Washington University in St. Louis to study on a Pre-Med track with Biochemistry or

Philosophy as a major. 

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  Washington University

NATASHA KUKLIS

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"Allentown Central Catholic High School is a huge family."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Scholastic Scrimmage Letterwinner, Model UN, Finance Club, Economics Club, Central City Project,
and Art Club.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Pittsburgh with the intent to major in the Biological Sciences.

St. Elizabeth Regional School  |  ACCHS  |  University of Pittsburgh

ANTHONY WILSON

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"My four years at ACCHS have prepared me both academically and socially to continue with the next chapter of my life. I am thankful for the many opportunities such as the Central City Project and Kairos that have encouraged me to build character, show compassion, and always be guided by my faith."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Senior Class President, Viking Mentor, Inspiring Hearts, National Honor Society, Cross Country MVP and Scholar-Athlete, Track and Field, Central City Project, Pep Club, Key Club, and Kairos XXI.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Maryland as a Biology/Pre-Med Major.

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  University of Maryland

SYDNEY HARRIS

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"ACCHS provided me with amazing opportunities to grow in my academic, athletic, and spiritual development. I am so thankful and proud of my time at 4th and Chew. Go Vikings!"

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Summa Cum Laude, Senior Class and School Treasurer, Debate Captain and 2019 EPC Champion, Baseball Captain and EPC Scholar-Athlete, Mock Trial and Model UN

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Georgetown University to major in Finance.

St. Joseph the Worker School  |  ACCHS  |  Georgetown University

JOSH LAROCK

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"The dedicated teachers and administrators, from start to finish, helped me grow as a person in all aspects of life. The opportunities to grow in my faith, the amazing community support and the school spirit truly made my ACCHS experience special. I am certainly prepared to move on to meet new challenges, but I’ll always remember my years at ACCHS with great affection."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Girls Basketball Captain & MVP; Girls Tennis Captain, MVP, 2017 & 2018 EPC First Team All-Star,

2017 & 2018 EPC Doubles Champion; Kiwanis International Key Club President; Student Council Secretary; Pennsylvania Math League (10th, 11th, 12th Grade 1st Place, ranked 20th in Pennsylvania);

Viking Ambassador; Rosemary Duddy McFadden Female Athlete of the Year 2019 Award; National Honors Society; Kairos XXI Retreat Student Leader; Central City Project; Day-Maurin Service Society; 2019 Bishop’s Catholic Scholar Award recipient.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Notre Dame to major in Preprofessional Studies and pursue a career in pharmacy. 

St. Thomas More School  |  ACCHS  |  University of Notre Dame

JESSICA DAVIS

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"At Allentown Central Catholic, I learned about my faith on a deeper level. My relationships with old
friends were strengthened, and new ones were ignited. I don’t think I could find anywhere better to be than at ACCHS. I learned so much about myself, others, and the community of the school."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Varsity Football Captain, Wrestling Team, Finance Club, and Kairos Group Leader.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Delaware Valley University to study business and play football. Future plans are to start a marketing company, get married and have a family.

Whitehall/Coplay |  St. Elizabeth Regional School  |  ACCHS  |  Delaware Valley University

YAN J. TAVAREZ

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"ACCHS taught me that no matter if I’m playing a tennis match, taking an AP test, or helping out at one of the CCP community dinners, I know I will always have my faith to succeed."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Central Committee, Viking Mentor, National Honor Society, Tennis, Track & Field, Key Club, BFF Club,

Ski & Snowboard Club, and Central City Project.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Pittsburgh for Pre-Dental studies.

St. Thomas More School   |  ACCHS  |  University of Pittsburgh

LAUREN MINUTELLA

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"The values promoted by Allentown Central Catholic shaped my character and future. The school is truly a community of positivity, not only in the local area of Allentown surrounding the campus, but all across the Lehigh Valley. The reputation this school carries is unlike any other in the area. My education supported me both in and out of the classroom; and is a natural reflection of the quality Catholic school education that ACCHS provides."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Made with Love Club, Poli-Sci Club, Sound Crew, Scholastic Scrimmage, and Swim & Dive.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Penn State University to study Accounting and attain my MBA.

St. John Neumann Regional School   |  ACCHS  |  Penn State University

TOMASZ ZUKOWSKI

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"Being a Vikette taught me what it means to have spirit and passion for the things that you love,

to dedicate yourself fully to others, and work hard to pursue your passions."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

National Honors Society Secretary, Student Council Representative, Pep Club President, Varsity Cheerleading Captain, Viking Mentor, and 2019 EPC Cheerleading Scholar-Athlete.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Duquesne University to study Speech-Language Pathology in an accelerated 5-year

Masters program.

Cathedral School  |  St. John Vianney Regional School   |  ACCHS  |  Duquesne University

JULIA SANTOS

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"Being a Vikette has opened up extraordinary opportunities, challenged me academically, and strengthened me spiritually. These four years at Allentown Central Catholic have been memorable, worthwhile, and have made me a better person and student."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

President of the Science Olympiad Team (3rd place State medal, 2nd place EPC medal, 1st/2nd/3rd place regional medals), Cross country, Track & Field, Debate Team, PJAS, Model UN, 2017 National Emperor Science Award Recipient, LVHN Mini-Medical School, Biology Olympics (3rd place Medical Biology and Physiology, 2nd place Bio Bowl), Sacred Heart Inspiring Hearts Program, NHS, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Student Ambassador and Altar server at St. Ann’s.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Drexel University to major in Biological Sciences to pursue a career in the medical field as a doctor or medical researcher. 

St. Ann School in Emmaus   |  ACCHS  |  Drexel University

SYDNI ERNST

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"Allentown Central Catholic colored my definition of a family. That’s what we are. Because at the root of all traditional families there is love. There is an overwhelming sense of love at ACCHS that permeates every part of the building and every living thing that roams these halls."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

The Viking Mascot, Freddy Award Nominee, Student Trainer/Manager for the Vikette Volleyball Team,

Spring Musical actor.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Ithaca College with a Communications Major, my ambition is to become an actor!

St. Thomas More School   |  ACCHS  |  Ithaca College

DYLAN BROWN

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"The Viking Nation helps everyone grow in faith, studies, and the community. It is truly one of a kind."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

National Honors Society, Key Club Secretary, Viking Mentors, Red Cross Club, BFF Club, Pep Club, Day Maurin Society, PJAS, Student Council.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Virginia Tech to major in Neuroscience.

St. Michael the Archangel School   |  ACCHS  |  Virginia Tech

KATELYN WANG

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"Allentown Central Catholic has truly expanded my potential to become the best version of myself—
both in and out of school. The Catholic education set forth by ACCHS allowed me to grow, learn about myself and enhance my faith."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Track & Field, Made With Love Club, Red Cross Club, Best Friends Forever, Internat Club,
Key Club, National Honor Society.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Desales University to major in Political Science with a focus in Pre-Law.

St. Agatha School   |  Our Lady Help of Christians  |  ACCHS  |  DeSales University

LIZBETH DOMINGUEZ

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"There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re a part of a community bigger than yourself and finding a
family within my fellow Vikings."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Red Cross Club VP, Made With Love Club, Varsity Boys Soccer Athletic Trainer, Day-Maurin Society,

and Honor Roll.

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Muhlenberg College to major in Psychology.

Cathedral School |  St. John Vianney Regional School  |  ACCHS  |  Muhlenberg College

ISABELLA ECHEVARRIA

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"This is what a family is, take a moment, feel it, these are good people you'll want in your life."

 

STUDENT PROFILE 

Made With Love Club and Drama Club. 

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending Penn State University to major in Mechanics and Engineering.

Notre Dame School of Bethlehem  |  ACCHS  |  Penn State University

MICHAEL HOLSTROM

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"Being an ACCHS Vikette allowed me to live through my faith in everything I do, especially at the Central City Project community dinners."

STUDENT PROFILE 

International Club, Mock Trial, Red Cross Club, Viking Mentors, and Day Maurin Society. 

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending King’s College in the accelerated Masters program for Physician Assistant.

Participating in Army ROTC to serve after college.

St. Paul's School  |  St. John Vianney Regional School  |  ACCHS  |  King's College

NOELLE BOUCHER

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"ACCHS taught me how to have fun with my friends while keeping up with school work and sports. It also allowed me to apply my faith to the community around me through our Central City Project and other service activities. I was able to join in numerous clubs to meet others who have the same interests and values as me."

STUDENT PROFILE 

NHS, Viking Mentors, Cross Country, Track & Field, ACCHS/ BECA Ice Hockey Team, Poly- Sci Club, Key Club, CCP, and Pep Club. 

 

FUTURE PLANS 

Attending the University of Scranton for Nursing and playing for the college ice hockey team.

St. Joseph The Worker School  |  ACCHS  |  University of Scranton

MICHAEL GALASSI

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